|'Molten Lava' Hibiscus|
Some of the factors include pest problems, and also include market forces, coupled with mass production techniques. The major reasons for the decline in Hibiscus have been introduced pests, primarily Gall Midge, Pink Hibiscus Mealybug ( REALLY hard to eradicate), whitefly, and nematodes ( parasitic root-infesting worms). In a word, Hibiscus have bug problems, but with modern pesticide chemistry, and some older pest control tactics the pests are manageable.
|Hibiscus schizopetalus- nematode resistant species|
|'Anderson Crepe' Hibiscus-nematode resistant hybrid|
|'Lafrance Pink' Hibiscus- nematode resistant hybrid|